Sullivan’s primary energy focus is on renewable energy products and services with an emphasis on innovative technologies that create sustainable solutions that address our the nation’s growing energy resource needs. This focus spans both the commercial and federal market place. Sullivan’s past experience as a proven environmental and “niche construction” contractor, we are well positioned to provide energy services and products to new and existing clients.
Sullivan and its energy business partners are experienced industry leaders with extensive knowledge and focus on the following service areas:
- Renewable Energy Feasibility Assessments
- Energy Audits & Training
- Energy Security Assessments
- Sustainability Audits, Training & Conference Support Services
- Energy Technology & Systems Installation
- Energy Projects
- Plasma Arc Technology (Phase4PowerTM)
SulGen, LLC, a Nevada Company has been established to support energy projects that are funded through investment and other collaborative business relationships that support the development of new energy projects. If you are interested in learning more or if you are an investor and interested in investing in current or future energy projects, please contact our offices in San Diego.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a system for designing and constructing environmentally friendly buildings and focuses on five areas of human and environmental health:
- Sustainable site development
- Water savings
- Energy efficiency
- Materials selection
- Indoor environmental quality
LEED, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides a roadmap for measuring and documenting success for every building type and phase of a building lifecycle. Sullivan’s LEED accredited professionals have extensive experience in incorporating Sustainable Design/LEED into construction projects. Starting from the planning phase throughout the design and construction, Sullivan evaluates a wide range of technologies, techniques, materials, and strategies to incorporate sustainable actions and ensure compliance with regulations while developing high-quality facilities.
Alternative/Renewable Fuels (BioFuels)
The U.S. is heavily reliant on the nonrenewable fossil fuels: coal, natural gas, and oil. In 2005, about 6% of all energy consumed, and about 9% of total electricity production, was from renewable energy sources. 'Green' renewable sources contribute much less to global warming and climate change by offsetting fossil fuels used to generate electricity.
Alternative fuels, also known as nonconventional fuels, are materials or substances that can be used as a fuel, other than conventional fuels such as gasoline or diesel. Some alternative transportation fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are renewable, while others, such as propane and natural gas, are nonrenewable. Sullivan's biodiesel / fuels team can help to develop sustainable resources to support your biodiesel needs and ensure that the products provided will solve your specific fuel and mission needs. We specialize in brokering renewable energy products, specifically biodiesel resources.
Biodiesel, even B20, significantly reduces the amount of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere. According to the National Biodiesel Board (www.biodiesel.org) almost all the material given off by any vehicle is CO2 and water. The use of biodiesel in a conventional diesel engine results in substantial reduction of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter compared to emissions from petrodiesel fuel. An emissions calculator estimates this project is reducing CO2 emissions by 1600 pounds.
Assessing Your Energy Needs Today
Whether you are focused on all three aspects of the “triple bottom line” of sustainable solutions (social, environmental, and economic) or are driven more directly by the financial impact, changing your energy profile provides distinct advantages. The cumulative effects of pollution from traditional fossil fuels on issues such as health, medical costs, lost workdays, and damage to the ecosystem estimated in the billions of dollars, sustainable energy solutions create both qualitative and quantitative benefits.
- Reduced pollution from renewable fuels and alternative energy can reduce the cost of compliance activities.
- Decreased reliance on the growing and variable costs for oil helps the more traditional bottom line.
- An attractive return on investment and a quicker payback period make switching to inexpensive and environmentally friendly fuels cost-effective in both the near and distant future.
- Alternative energy can help achieve LEED certification objectives.